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Barry King Tools

Discussion in 'Canadian Suppliers' started by John Noon, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Just got the good news and I will be carrying the Barry King line of leather working tools.

    First one available will be the new Snap setter for either line 20 or line 24 snaps
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    Second will be Barry King swivels knives and blades. His blades are hollow ground and are far better for tooling than a flat grind blade.
    If you do not want to buy a swivel knife for budgetary reasons then you can purchase hollow ground blades that fit the Tandy line of swivel knives.

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    His complete line of stamps are also available to order and I will get them on the site as soon as possible.
     
  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Been catching up and here is the link for the Barry King line of tools.
    https://canadian-artisan.com/tools/barry-king-tools/

    Registered members get the discount and the Barry King line-up will have free shipping April 2019.

    If I get a group order for 6 of any one item there will be a further discount and that includes friends and such that are not members of the Forum
     
  3. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Barry King Snap Setters

    My favorite day is new tool test day, Line 24 Snap setters from Barry King

    Fit and finish is like any quality tool and the hands can feel the difference.
    I do not have a tool problem I was tested

    The forming rod is as snug as needed so it slides easily.
    I grabbed the worst snaps I have from junk drawer and did not trim to the proper length.
    If everything is wrong and the tool still works then you know it will be much better under normal use.
    This was a single hit setter, one solid wack and done.
    For the cap side also single hit is possible. I held back so as not to damage the domed part, second hit was overboard with slight flattening of cap.
    Tried second time and it was better but still not perfect then I remembered these snaps collapsed easily so out came the anvil.
    Worked perfect with a generic domed anvil.
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    Over length posts, if this works then you know correct length will as well

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    When you get carried away with the hammer you get a flat spot

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    Tried it again hitting too hard but with anvil, it worked but no need to hit very hard

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    Installed showing formed posts

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    I think that with colored snaps or ones with high finish I would give the caps a little support and protection even if just a chunk of leather or anvil.

    Overall I am very pleased and intend to keep one in my shop for personal use. For the record I have three types of snap setter and a couple cost more on my site so technically I am not making more money pushing this setter.
     
  4. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Mine should be on the way now JOhn, Ordered it a few days ago.
     
  5. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    It left yesterday after much complaining but I convinced it to go:D
    you should have received an email saying the order has been shipped
     
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